16 days in Thailand & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

16 days in Thailand & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

Nikhil Padghekar

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16 days in Thailand & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Air India AI 330
4​h 30​min View details
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
ThaiLion 760
2​h View details
2
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4​h 30​min
4
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
AirAsia AK 867
5​h 15​min View details
5
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
AirAsia AK 886
6​h View details
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Pattaya, Thailand
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  1​h 30​min
7
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
AirIndia AI 331
4​h 30​min View details
End: Mumbai, India

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night
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
On the 8th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), then wander the streets of Sukhumvit, and then catch some live jazz at Checkinn99. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: partake in some friendly competition at Gosnoop, stop by Star Fashion Bangkok, and then head outdoors with Bangpu Recreation Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip site .

Mumbai, India to Bangkok is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mumbai to Bangkok. Traveling from Mumbai in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bangkok, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Outdoors Fun & Games Nightlife

Side Trip

Bangpu Recreation Center
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Gosnoop ©
Gosnoop
Star Fashion Bangkok ©
Star Fashion Bangkok

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nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Yanui Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Pak Weep Beach and Off-Road Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) (in Chalong) and Kua Tien Keng Shrine (in Phuket Town). And it doesn't end there: stop by Nordic Fashion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suwan Khiri Khet, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Patong vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Patong in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In December in Patong, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Tours

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, Yanui Beach, Pak Weep Beach
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Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach
Pak Weep Beach ©
Pak Weep Beach
River Rafting & Tubing

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nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
You've now added Mu Koh Lanta National Park to your itinerary. On the 13th (Fri), kick back and relax at Nui Beach. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse and then explore the striking landscape of Mu Koh Lanta National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta journey planner.

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Nature Beaches
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Mu Koh Lanta National Park ©
Mu Koh Lanta National Park
Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse

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nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, browse the different shops at Klong Muang Plaza, stop by VICTORIA Fashion House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ao Nang Mosque, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai). Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Chicken Island, head off the coast to Koh Lao Lading, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Tha Lane, then enjoy some diversion at Emerald Muay Thai, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Monkey Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Krabi Town holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Krabi Town in 4.5 hours. December in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Koh Lao Lading ©
Koh Lao Lading
Ao Tha Lane ©
Ao Tha Lane

2
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
On the 17th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by BookXcess, buy something for everyone on your list at Sunway Velocity Mall, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin (Masjid Besi).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Kuala Lumpur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krabi Town to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Pattaya.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Outdoors Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Sky Mirror, Masjid Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin (Masjid Besi)
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3
nights
Pattaya, Thailand

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Parasailing & Paragliding. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Nang Ram Beach. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Terminal 21 Pattaya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Yansangwararam, and get interesting insight from Tours.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Pattaya using our trip planner.

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Pattaya by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Pattaya is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Pattaya can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle to Bangkok.

Things to do in Pattaya

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Nang Ram Beach, Wat Yansangwararam
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Nang Ram Beach ©
Nang Ram Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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night
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bangkok day trip planning tool .

You can take a shuttle from Pattaya to Bangkok in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Fun & Games Outdoors Historic Sites
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Gosnoop ©
Gosnoop
Wat Pak Nam
Wat Pak Nam

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